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Airships of the Pulp Era
by Jonathan F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/27/2018 14:51:38

For starters, like lots of people who reading this, I'm fascinated by Airships since my childhood and anything about them. They get me to Pulp and Steampunk, which should show you that I am not really objective on the subject, even if I try. This out of the way, I like this book. It is a well written, well researched book. In my opinion you feel that the author is an historian. I would say it is more of a non-fiction book than a roleplay book. At this it does a much better job. It is informativ and entertaining. For the perfect roleplay book I would wish for some more juicy stuff inside.

Buy this book if you like Airships and want to know more about them!



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Thanks for the honest review, Jonathan. And you’re right: the author is a historian teaching at a local college when not trying to make a buck on DriveThruRPG!
Thrilling Action Stories! for Ubiquity [BUNDLE]
by Louis C. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/04/2018 11:16:38

A lot of pulp action scenarios I've read are an extreme railroad and while I realise that you're always going to get a bit of railroading in that genre I've often found that I'd have to stop my characters having any agency at all if I wanted to run them. The adventures here though have a solid goal and story but allow room for the characters to live, breathe and make the story their own.

Each adventure comes with a well designed collection of pregenerated characters that are nicely tied into the scenario with solid personalities and relationships.

The printed version is really nice to read through and easy to reference and the pdf is free from the huge amounts of page background that slows down so many books on my tablet, this one is fast to read without lag when changing pages.

Having bought this book and Queen of the Orient I'm pretty much buying BCE Ubiquity releases on signt now. Really good stuff.



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Thanks for the nice review Louis. It was our goal to design books that would be easy to read, print, or read on a device without the bloat that so much of the new graphic design entails. It winds up looking a bit old school, but that was actually the intent. We’re glad you like the book. We worked pretty hard on thesese. There is a new adventure scenario out, and we are hoping to have our next big release, Sky Pirates of the Mediterranean, out sometime at the end of summer into early fall. Scott Rhymer
The Illuminati Treasure -- for Ubiquity RPG
by Louis C. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/04/2018 11:11:30

I got this as part of Black Campbell Entertainment's Thrilling Action Stories collection. I've not run this yet but I'm planning to do so next month and I'm expecting it to be a blast. A lot of pulp action scenarios I've read are an extreme railroad and while I realise that you're always going to get a bit of railroading in that genre I've often found that I'd have to stop my characters having any agency at all if I wanted to run them. These adventures though have a solid goal and story but allow room for the characters to live, breathe and make the story their own.

The layout of is really easy to read and (key for me) fast to load on the pdf. The printed version in the Thrilling Action Stories is really well done too, I've been very impressed with all of BCE's printed stuff.

The adventure has a nice selection of pregens who know one another and have solid hooks into the story. They're built with a larger point buy than standard HEX characters so if you want to add another character in (I have five players for my game) you'll need to give them around 25-28 skill points, 3-4 talents/resources and 4-5 flaws. I found it really easy to come up with extra characters that fitted in nicely once I'd got that sorted.

Having bought Thrilling Action Stories (which contains this adventure) and Queen of the Orient (a Shanghai sourcebook) from Black Campbell Entertainment they've become a publisher that I'll buy from pretty much as they publish.



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